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More Info →'Miranui' Flaxmill locomotive crossing the Tokomaru Stream, near Shannon

The locomotive and tramlines, owned and operated by A & L Seifert’s Flaxmilling Company, were employed hauling trucks of flax from the Makerua swamp to the huge Miranui flaxmill, eatblished 1907. Miranui was the only mill in New Zealand to use a locomotive for hauling flax, but the engine proved too heavy for the swampy ground and was soon replaced by teams of horses.

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Image
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2007N_Fx91_FLA_0636
Title
'Miranui' Flaxmill locomotive crossing the Tokomaru Stream, near Shannon
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Public Photograph Collection Fx 91
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Coolstore

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Miranui, Shannon, Horowhenua
Date
circa 1908

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Palmerston North City Library

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